Scholarly literature on “global cities” has been criticized for ignoring the long-term historical context within which cities articulate the relationship between the global and the local. Employing a longue durée globalization perspective, this paper historicizes the unequal and uneven nature of contemporary urban development in Mumbai, India’s “global city.” The paper uses two analytical frames: the “port city” and the “colonial city” to highlight two essential dimensions of Mumbai’s contemporary transformation of interconnectedness and segmentation based on unequal power.
"Connections and Disconnections: The Making of Bombay/Mumbai as India’s “Global City”,"
Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective: Vol. 13
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jgi/vol13/iss1/5